If you are thinking of filing a car insurance claim, you must check your policy first and verify what is covered. If you have a comprehensive or collision coverage, your insurer will likely pay for the claim, even if you are at fault. But you should also keep in mind that since you are at Read on! →


A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has concluded that only about one in five cars are easy to install a car seat in. The survey, carried out in conjunction with the University of Michigan, found most car makers don’t install the LATCH anchor system very well. Mandated yet frustrating In 2002, according Read on! →


A Saudi Arabian would-be stunt driver who killed two men in a horrific drifting accident has been sentenced to death. He is to be publicly beheaded as a warning to others. Restricted entertainment options The man had been practicing the strange sport of “drifting,” popular with bored men in a nation that restricts so many Read on! →


The sun’s ultraviolet rays can quickly heat up the interior of your car and cause sunburns, unless a driver has protection. Sunblock is one safeguard, but window tinting can also provide some UV protection. Unfortunately, not enough drivers make the tinting film investment, the result of which is increasing instances of skin cancer. Window tinting Read on! →


Satellite navigation is undoubtedly one of the greatest inventions of the past few decades, as it enables people to navigate much more easily than with maps. However, motorists should take directions with a grain of salt, as satellite navigation errors can be deadly. Driving by satellite Satellite navigation is amazing. However, there is a danger Read on! →


The “check engine” warning light causes either panic or annoyance in most drivers. It can mean anything from a loose gas cap to incredibly expensive major repairs. Many drivers believe the system was intentionally made overly sensitive in order to trigger revenue-generating trips to the dealership. But why does the ubiquitous signal really illuminate? A Read on! →


Driving etiquette may sound like something one would learn in finishing school, but the reality is that showing consideration for others who occupy the highway is not only polite, but necessary for safety’s sake. As a Thinkquest entry on driving etiquette rightly puts it, “Everyone appreciates the good manners of a driver who: Signals his Read on! →


A car robbery was recently foiled in St. Louis, Mo., as the thief could not drive a stick shift. Similar reports occur fairly regularly, so it is safe to say that a manual transmission is an effective theft deterrent. Manual foils car robbery A great anti-theft device for cars might be an old and low-tech Read on! →


A number of relatively cheap and relatively easy upgrades for performance are out there, and one of the more common suggestions is the cold air intake. The principles behind how it works are relatively sound, on paper, but do they actually work? Cold Air Intakes Boost Horsepower…For Science! The general principle behind how cold air Read on! →


TrueCar, the popular new car pricing site, just released its 2011 study of the gender differences among new car buyers. The study found that, as always, men go for faster and flashier cars, whereas women prefer imports, economy and practicality. However, it also found some relaxing of gender biases. Narrowing gaps between sexes While the Read on! →